With rising demand for mobile broadband services due to the ever-increasing proliferation of smart mobile communications devices, operators are seeing a sharp increase in bandwidth requirements. Brocade offers a mobile backhaul solution to keep pace with this demand by helping operators migrate to new packet backhaul networks that offer increased capacity at lower cost, while providing the necessary service, reliability, and quality of experience.
Today expensive leased lines are the primary method by which mobile network operators backhaul traffic, but growing 3G and emerging 4G service offerings require significantly more bandwidth and at a lower cost. If mobile operators are to reach profitability targets while providing untarnished performance, they must improve the efficiency of their networks by dropping the cost per Megabit per second (Mbps) of bandwidth.
The Brocade mobile backhaul solution delivers a graceful evolution to packet backhaul in support of all mobile generations, including 4G. It provides flexible access/aggregation transport options, including native Ethernet/MPLS, and enables the cost-effective delivery of new IP-based services requiring high bandwidth and superior Quality of Service (QoS). Brocade offers the solution that meets and exceeds current requirements for backhauling applications.
Transport providers have a significant opportunity to generate incremental revenue by focusing on the rapidly growing backhaul market. To be successful, they must offer mobile operators less expensive and more scalable backhaul options than today’s typical T1 or E1 connections. Importantly, the wholesale services must meet or exceed the performance criteria required by mobile operators for timing, packet loss, delay, jitter, and availability to support 2G, 3G, and 4G cellular protocols.
In addition their solutions must include circuit validation and diagnostic capabilities to reduce operating expenditures (OPEX) and powerful operations, administration, and Maintenance (OAM) mechanisms to defend their guaranteed Service-Level Agreement (SLA).
The Brocade mobile backhaul solution enables customers to meet these stringent requirements — while providing the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for these networks.
Brocade and RAD Data Communications have partnered to deliver best of breed, pre-validated solutions. These include end-to-end mobile backhaul for wholesale providers and Enterprise access solutions that bridge the gap between legacy TDM/SONET and advanced L2/L3 switching.
Presents a brief overview of the mobile backhaul market, illustrating the unique challenges facing mobile operators and backhaul transport providers and describing strategies for commercially viable transport of multi-generation mobile technologies.